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La Vieille Ferme Rose 2021

Chateauneuf du Pape translates to “new house of the Pope”, so named in honor of the 70 years of exile the Papacy spent outside of Rome beginning in 1308. Relocating to the town of Avignon in the southern Rhone Valley of France, Pope Clement V needed something tasty to drink (he was by birth a Bordeaux guy), and thus a new commitment to quality was born in the area. Located just north of Avignon, the Chateauneuf du Pape region represents the pinnacle of the blended red traditions of the southern Rhone. I mean pinnacle not only in terms of quality, but also in number of grapes allowed in the traditional blend. Thirteen, and not even all red ones mind you. Grenache Noir, Syrah, and Mourvedre to be sure tilt the scales most heavily, but don’t forget Cinsault, Cunoise, Muscardin, Terret Noir, Vaccarese, and Picpoul Noir, plus Grenache Blanc, Picpoul Blanc, Rousanne, Picardan, Clairette, and Bourboulenc (for those of you counting to fifteen at home, the red skinned and white skinned versions of Grenache and Picpoul only count as one variety each). You would hope that wines made from that much blending material would offer loads of complexity, and the best examples of Chateauneuf du Pape offer exactly that. Widely regarded as being full bodied and alcoholic, Chateauneuf du Pape actually comes in a wide variety of styles depending on the producer and the vintage. The best producers balance rich, ripe red fruit and gamey qualities with crisp acidity and fine tannins to make wines that offer great enjoyment both in the near and longer term.Chateauneuf du Pape translates to “new house of the Pope”, so named in honor of the 70 years of exile the Papacy spent outside of Rome beginning in 1308. Relocating to the town of Avignon in the southern Rhone Valley of France, Pope Clement V needed something tasty to drink (he was by birth a Bordeaux guy), and thus a new commitment to quality was born in the area. Located just north of Avignon, the Chateauneuf du Pape region represents the pinnacle of the blended red traditions of the southern Rhone. I mean pinnacle not only in terms of quality, but also in number of grapes allowed in the traditional blend. Thirteen, and not even all red ones mind you. Grenache Noir, Syrah, and Mourvedre to be sure tilt the scales most heavily, but don’t forget Cinsault, Cunoise, Muscardin, Terret Noir, Vaccarese, and Picpoul Noir, plus Grenache Blanc, Picpoul Blanc, Rousanne, Picardan, Clairette, and Bourboulenc (for those of you counting to fifteen at home, the red skinned and white skinned versions of Grenache and Picpoul only count as one variety each). You would hope that wines made from that much blending material would offer loads of complexity, and the best examples of Chateauneuf du Pape offer exactly that. Widely regarded as being full bodied and alcoholic, Chateauneuf du Pape actually comes in a wide variety of styles depending on the producer and the vintage. The best producers balance rich, ripe red fruit and gamey qualities with crisp acidity and fine tannins to make wines that offer great enjoyment both in the near and longer term.

Food Pairings

Steaks, pasta with meat sauces, sausages the spicier the better. Barbecued ribs or chicken. Burgers and brats.

Where to find this wine

Accounts that have purchased this wine in the previous twelve months are listed below, alphabetically by city. Please call ahead to confirm availability or vintage

Westside Liquor - Albertville
Albertville
763-497-7789

Coborn's - Albertville
Albertville
763-497-2831

Cash Wise Liquor - Alexandria
Alexandria
320-762-2524

Top Ten Liquors - Andover
Andover
763-755-7775

Apple Valley #3 - 157th St W
Apple Valley
952-953-2555

Apple Valley #1 - 148th St
Apple Valley
952-953-2555

Westside Liquor - Baxter
Baxter
218-829-4190

Cash Wise Liquor - Baxter
Baxter
218-829-9286

Northern Off Sale Liquor
Bemidji
218-751-3312

Target - Blaine #1832
Blaine
763-354-1000

Top Ten Liquors - Blaine
Blaine
763-754-3231

Total Wine & More - Bloomington
Bloomington
952-835-6063

Mgm - West Bloomington
Bloomington
952-888-9421

Cub Liquor - West Bloomington
Bloomington
952-746-1717

Haskell's - Bloomington
Bloomington
952-893-5440

Cheers - Bloomington
Bloomington
952-941-0998

Perrier - Bloomington
Bloomington
952-826-6443

Trader Joe's #724 Bloomington
Bloomington
952-835-8640

Cub Discount Liq - Bloomington
Bloomington
952-888-2045

Cash Wise Liquor - Brainerd
Brainerd
218-828-9003

Total Wine & More - Burnsville
Burnsville
952-835-6063

Target - Burnsville #2340
Burnsville
952-236-3003

Red Lion Liquor
Burnsville
952-890-4000

Target - Champlin #1831
Champlin
763-354-1006

Cub Wine & Spirits - Champlin
Champlin
763-323-7204

The Vintage
Chanhassen
952-975-9175

Top Ten Liquors - Chanhassen
Chanhassen
651-341-2142

Target - Chanhassen #862
Chanhassen
952-470-0206

Total Wine & More - Chanhassen
Chanhassen
952-934-6484

Target - Chaska #1352
Chaska
763-252-1315

Coborn's - Clearwater
Clearwater
320-558-6761

Top Ten Liquors - Cottage Grove
Cottage Grove
651-458-9463

Hy-vee - Cottage Grove
Cottage Grove
651-458-7000

Delano Wine & Spirits
Delano
763-972-0578

Cash Wise Liquor - Duluth
Duluth
218-722-4507

Mt Royal Bottle Shoppe
Duluth
218-728-6168

Firehouse Liquor - Dundas
Dundas
507-645-5717

Mgm - Dundas
Dundas
651-385-0031

Big Discount Liquor - Eagan
Eagan
651-454-7282

Perrier Liquor
Eagan
651-452-7747

Trader Joe's #717 Eagan
Eagan

Total Wine & More - Eagan
Eagan
651-452-0499

Lunds & Byerlys - Eagan
Eagan
651-686-9669

Edina # 2 - York
Edina
952-903-5730

Edina # 1 - 50th
Edina
612-903-5720

Edina # 3 - Vernon
Edina
952-903-5740

Haskell's - Excelsior
Excelsior
952-474-0935

Haskell's - Faribault
Faribault
507-332-7173

Mgm - Forest Lake
Forest Lake
651-464-5790

Lunds & Byerlys - Golden Valley
Golden Valley
763-544-8846

Grand Marais Municipal
Grand Marais
218-387-1630

Coborn's - Hastings
Hastings
952-346-1002

Mac's Liquor
Hopkins
952-935-9291

Mgm - Hopkins
Hopkins
952-935-0601

On The Rocks Wine & Spirits
Hugo
651-787-9480

Cub Wine & Spirits- Inver Grove Heights
Inver Grove Heights

Cameron's Warehouse Liquors
Inver Grove Heights
651-451-6469

Lakeville # 1 - Heritage Dr
Lakeville
952-985-4910

Target - Lino Lakes #1448
Lino Lakes
651-784-7601

Lakeside Wine & Spirits
Long Lake
952-475-2936

Liquor Barn
Long Lake
952-473-1817

Cork And Key
Mankato
507-779-7000

Cub Wine & Spirits - Maple Grove
Maple Grove

Target - Maple Grove #2193
Maple Grove
763-447-2506

Mgm - Maple Grove
Maple Grove
763-494-4911

Total Wine & More - Maple Grove
Maple Grove
763-488-3300

Hy-vee - Maple Grove
Maple Grove

Whole Foods - Maple Grove
Maple Grove
651-438-2400

Haskell's - Maple Grove
Maple Grove
763-400-7888

Trader Joe's #713 Maple Grove
Maple Grove
763-315-1739

Heritage Liquor
Maplewood
651-777-7455

Target - Medina #2223
Medina
763-852-0006

Fresh Thyme - Minneapolis
Minneapolis
651-846-0908

Hum's Liquor
Minneapolis
612-874-1111

1010 Washington Wine & Spirits
Minneapolis
612-339-4040

Franklin-nicollet Liquors
Minneapolis
612-871-1511

Hennepin-lake Liquors
Minneapolis
612-825-4411

Sentyrz Liquor
Minneapolis
612-781-3484

East Lake Liquors
Minneapolis
612-724-5467

Surdyk's
Minneapolis
612-379-3232

Trader Joe's #725 Minneapolis
Minneapolis
612-339-2110

Mgm - Mpls
Minneapolis
612-922-1130

Whole Foods - Mpls
Minneapolis
612-313-7100

Ken And Norm's Liquors
Minneapolis
612-822-0030

Zipp's
Minneapolis
612-333-8686

Fresh Thyme - St Louis Park
Minneapolis
952-229-2102

Greenway Liquors
Minneapolis
612-871-3727

Mcdonald Liquor Store
Minneapolis
612-721-6686

Falls Liquor
Minneapolis
612-729-5498

Central Ave Liquor
Minneapolis
612-781-3424

France 44
Minneapolis
612-925-3252

South Lyndale Liquor
Minneapolis
612-827-5811

North Loop Wine & Spirits
Minneapolis
612-338-5393

Elevated Beer Wine & Spirits - Mpls
Minneapolis
612-384-2980

Lunds & Byerlys - Minnetonka
Minnetonka
952-541-1414

Haskell's - Minnetonka
Minnetonka
952-544-4456

Sundial Wine & Spirits
Minnetonka
952-938-5532

Total Wine & More - Minnetonka
Minnetonka
952-545-2754

Trader Joe's #714 Minnetonka
Minnetonka
952-417-9090

Harbor Wine & Spirits
Mound
952-472-0648

Target - North Stp #1185
North Saint Paul
651-779-5986

Northfield Liquors
Northfield
507-645-5153

Top Ten Liquors - Osseo
Osseo
763-425-4680

Coborn's - Otsego
Otsego

Target - Otsego #2456
Otsego
763-252-1315

Cash Wise Liquor - Owatonna
Owatonna
507-451-8440

Mgm - Plymouth
Plymouth
763-557-1080

Top Ten Liquors - Plymouth
Plymouth
763-657-0349

Haskell's - Plymouth
Plymouth
763-553-9198

Fresh Thyme - Plymouth
Plymouth
651-846-8821

Target - Plymouth #664
Plymouth
763-553-0302

Viking Liquor Barrel
Prior Lake
952-447-2127

Top Ten Liquors - Ramsey
Ramsey
763-427-7131

Coborn's - Ramsey
Ramsey
763-323-1382

Richfield # 1 - 66th & Lyndale
Richfield
612-861-9375

Richfield # 2 - Cedar
Richfield
612-861-9370

Richfield # 3 - Penn
Richfield
612-861-9380

Andy's Liquor
Rochester
507-289-0777

Fresh Thyme - Rochester
Rochester
507-513-6709

Target - Rochester #1351
Rochester
507-536-2555

Andy's Liquor Northwest
Rochester
507-529-3825

Apollo Liquor Central
Rochester
507-252-0653

Andy's Liquor Marketplace
Rochester
507-535-7500

Trader Joe's #718 Rochester
Rochester
507-281-4411

Top Ten Liquors - Rosemount
Rosemount
612-730-7666

Top Ten Liquors - Roseville
Roseville
651-340-1846

Total Wine & More - Roseville
Roseville
301-795-1000

Cub Liquor - Roseville
Roseville
952-922-8335

Cub Wine & Spirits - Roseville
Roseville

Target - Roseville #201
Roseville
651-631-0330

St Anthony Village # 2
Saint Anthony
612-782-3452

St Anthony Village # 1
Saint Anthony
612-782-3451

St Boni Liquor
Saint Bonifacius
952-446-1818

Coborn's - St Joseph
Saint Joseph
230-363-0011

Target - Slp #2189
Saint Louis Park
952-935-6941

Top Ten Liquors - Slp
Saint Louis Park
952-920-0750

St. Louis Park Liquor
Saint Louis Park
952-426-3650

Lunds & Byerlys - St Louis Park
Saint Louis Park
952-929-2100

Trader Joe's #710 St Louis Park
Saint Louis Park
952-285-1053

Liquor Boy
Saint Louis Park
952-512-2200

International Wines & Liquors
Saint Paul
651-690-5471

Selby Wines & Spirits
Saint Paul
651-602-0500

Seventh Street Liquor Barrel
Saint Paul
651-222-6811

First Grand Liquors
Saint Paul
651-227-7039

Solo Vino
Saint Paul
651-602-9515

Haskell's - St Paul
Saint Paul
651-698-8844

Mgm - Suburban
Saint Paul
651-776-5976

Liquor Village
Saint Paul
651-699-7070

Scott's Liquor
Saint Paul
651-690-4434

Perrier - St Paul
Saint Paul
651-227-6563

Sharrett's
Saint Paul
651-645-8629

Yarmo Liquor
Saint Paul
651-698-0707

Thomas Liquor
Saint Paul
651-699-1860

Toasted Wine+spirits+ales
Saint Paul
651-246-8054

Target - Midway #2229
Saint Paul
651-642-1146

Rite Liquor Store
Saint Paul
651-414-0346

Trader Joe's #716 St Paul
Saint Paul
651-698-3119

Coborn's - Sartell
Sartell
320-252-0603

Westside Liquor Of Sartell
Sartell
320-240-8866

Westside Liquor - Sauk Centre
Sauk Centre
320-352-5920

Scandia Olde Towne Liquor
Scandia

Hy-vee - Shakopee
Shakopee
952-403-1520

Target - Shoreview #619
Shoreview
651-486-0048

Trader Joe's #727 Shoreview
Shoreview
651-765-1398

Mgm - Tonka Bay
Shorewood
952-401-2270

Jim's Liquor - Shorewood
Shorewood
507-304-2897

Mgm - Spring Park
Spring Park
952-471-2454

Haskell's - Stillwater
Stillwater
651-439-3399

Cub Wine & Spirits - Stillwater
Stillwater
651-430-2350

Fresh Thyme - Vadnais Heights
Vadnais Heights
612-801-4315

Top Ten Liquors - Vadnais Heights
Vadnais Heights
612-730-7666

Target - Vadnais Heights #0751
Vadnais Heights

Target - Waconia #2449
Waconia
982-442-9333

Cash Wise Liquor - Waite Park
Waite Park
320-259-1156

West Side Liquor - Waite Park
Waite Park
320-253-9511

Tonka Bottle Shop
Wayzata
952-473-5469

Wayzata Wines & Spirits
Wayzata
952-473-7191

Cub Liquor - West Stp
West Saint Paul
651-457-3731

Target - West St Paul #2046
West Saint Paul
651-455-6671

Haskell's - White Bear Lake
White Bear Lake
651-426-0022

Cellars Wine & Spirits Wbl
White Bear Lake
651-426-1028

Cotroneo's Wine & Spirits
White Bear Lake
848-391-6064

Bald Eagle Liquor
White Bear Township
651-407-1850

Cash Wise Liquor - Willmar
Willmar
320-235-8797

Total Wine & More - Woodbury
Woodbury
301-795-1000

Jerry's Wine & Spirits
Woodbury
651-414-4870

Haskell's - Woodbury
Woodbury
651-714-4188

Trader Joe's #715 Woodbury
Woodbury
651-433-0234

Target - Woodbury #2406
Woodbury
651-239-1874

Whole Foods - Woodbury Off
Woodbury
651-252-3060

Top Ten Liquors - Woodbury
Woodbury
651-501-1199

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